As you may already know by now, I absolutely love time travel films. They’re like little puzzles that slowly reveal more twists and turns before the full solution is shown, allowing for some great creativity and innovation when in the right hands. Predestination was one of the films I really wanted to check at SXSW, but couldn’t due to scheduling conflicts. Now, with the film having already been released in other markets, the hype for its currently unannounced US date begins.
Predestination, based on the short story “All Your Zombies” by Robert Heinlein, finds Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) as a temporal agent that goes back in time to prevent crimes from happening. The concept is very similar in the sci-fi genre, especially with films like Minority Report and Looper. However, based on some of the film’s coverage from the festivals it’s screened at, Predestination is full of twists and surprises for ardent viewers.
As previously mentioned, no US release date has been announced yet. However, it shouldn’t be long before one is announced. You can read the film’s full synopsis below.
PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.